Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde - Herreweghe, Ensemble Musique Oblique







This is the Schoenberg-Riehn chamber - *not* Mahler's original orchestral - version of DLvdE. So for example, a piano replaces much of the original percussion instruments like funereal tam-tams in Der Abschied. Everything in the Philippe Herrewegheoriginal is shorn down here and the transparency of the work becomes even more evident. Minimalist, almost anti-thetical to Mahler's "a symphony should be like the world" idea. No matter! - it's brilliantly played by Herreweghe & co., and Remmert and Blochwitz are amongst the best DLvdE singers to my ears. Schoenberg's re-orchestration has brought the orchestra to an intimacy and immediacy that marvelously matches and compliments the voices.


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